Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: Revealed: World Rugby’s plans for controversial new championship

  1. #31
    Legend Contributor Alison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    6,725
    vCash
    5472000
    TWF Contributor!
    World Rugby scraps plans for Nations Championship

    World Rugby identified the inability to reach a consensus on key issues such as the timing and format of promotion and relegation as the reason for scrapping the project.

    “While we are naturally disappointed that a unanimous position on the Nations Championship could not be achieved among our unions, we remain fully committed to exploring alternative ways to enhance the meaning, value and opportunity of international rugby for the betterment of all unions," World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said in a statement.


    "This includes our continued commitment to competition and investment opportunities for emerging nations to increase the competitiveness of the international game with a view to possible Rugby World Cup expansion in 2027.”

    The Nations Championship was scheduled to begin in 2022 and would have been made up of a top division of 12 teams from northern and southern hemispheres facing each other once over the course of a calendar year.

    The fixtures would have taken place in traditional competitions like the Six Nations and Rugby Championship, as well as during summer and autumn test windows, with the top two teams meeting in the final at the end of the year.

    However, the issue of promotion and relegation proved to be a sticking point, with Scotland and Ireland expressing doubt over the sustainability of the second division.

    World Rugby said it had made every effort to provide solutions and reassurance on key areas.

    “The core objective of the Nations Championship was to secure a strong and sustainable financial and competition model for unions, provide for the first time a meaningful competition pathway for all emerging nations, further inject excitement into the international game for fans and broadcasters and develop new markets for the betterment of all,” the statement added.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/world-ru...s-championship


    That’s a significant income stream gone for RA.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Proudly Western Australian; Proudly supporting Western Australian rugby

  2. #32
    Champion SPaRTAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,651
    vCash
    2000
    Well RA are broke now.

    Couldnt have happened to a nicer bunch of people.

    Every dog has his day and Clyne is having his..

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #33
    Immortal jargan83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Earth Capital
    Posts
    19,782
    vCash
    5414000
    141 Club Award The Bronze Star of Faith
    That's a shame

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  4. #34
    Player
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Far South-West of Sydney
    Posts
    231
    vCash
    5260000
    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    That's a shame
    It is from a development point of view. Even after paying out the £355m ($649 AUD)annually to the participating teams that would have still left around £155m ($283m AUD) into smaller nations which would have represented huge increases in investment right across the board.

    Watch the 6Ns Unions now sell 30% of their rights to CVC and ruin the competition by having it locked behind a paywall.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  5. #35
    Champion valzc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Shenton Park
    Posts
    2,454
    vCash
    5405000
    Bye Bye RA.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  6. #36
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,360
    vCash
    5136000
    Quote Originally Posted by valzc View Post
    Bye Bye RA.
    The best thing to happen to them. They have been too reliant on other unions bailing them out for decades.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

  7. #37
    Veteran Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    3,360
    vCash
    5136000
    It is likely that three Pro 14 unions were against this Ireland, Scotland and Italy. Fiji, Georgia and Romania weren't overly keen if it ever got to the council.

    You get relegated for two years. It just shows how stupid the RA are. The biggest winner out of the SH unions is SA as the Pro 14 is likely to get a CVC deal which they will benefit from due to the participation of the Kings and the Cheetahs. It will also paid in Pounds and/or Euros.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    'I may be a Senator but I am not stupid'


    https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/cameron-clyne

    Link to Senate Report http://www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca

    https://www.change.org/p/rugby-australia-petition-for-cameron-clyne-to-resign-as-chairman-of-the-rugby-australia-board

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-11-15, 07:58
  2. Australian squad for World Rugby U20 Championship named
    By The InnFORCEr in forum Wallabies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-05-15, 12:16
  3. All Blacks' plans to halt Australia revealed
    By travelling_gerry in forum Wallabies
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28-07-10, 22:42
  4. Rugby World Cup team hosts revealed this week
    By travelling_gerry in forum Rugby World Cup
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-12-09, 06:39
  5. U19 Rugby World Championship Legacy Update
    By NewsBot in forum News Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26-03-07, 20:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •